Tag Archives: EAC

Women Cross-border Grain Traders

Enhancing Women’s Participation in Uganda and Kenya The grain sector is probably the most important sub-sector within the agricultural sector. Maize, wheat, rice and pulses are by far the most important food commodities in East Africa. Production of these food staples varies greatly from country to country, creating natural opportunities for trade between East African…
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Digital Shops Replacing Brick & Mortal for Women Traders and Entrepreneurs

WITU developed www.amaduka.com, an online marketplace for women-owned micro and small businesses across East Africa, starting with Uganda and Kenya. With this innovative online market place, WITU has taken up the challenge of making the Fourth Industrial Revolution work for women in business. Many of them are left behind by this fundamental change, in which…
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IIDEA 2020: Latest Facts and Figures

IIDEA identifies, nurtures and supports small innovative projects on regional integration. We give these organizations the possibility to test the freedom and opportunities provided by the regional integration in the EAC. Our latest figures show the increase in beneficiaries from this process as the new partners have started off and gone into full swing. IIDEA…
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The New IIDEA Partners are now on Board!

From 11 to 14 November, all IIDEA projects are meeting in Arusha for IIDEA week. This is a unique opportunity for all IIDEA stakeholders and participants to build networks, learn from each other and share experiences and lessons learned. Training Session on Communicating IIDEA IIDEA pioneers whose projects have already been implemented and are still…
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East African Citizens Doing the Extraordinary – IIDEA Phase Two Has Started

The IIDEA program continues to grow from strength to strength, with the announcement of the next round of funded projects across the EAC. Building on the 25 small scale projects already actively fostering integration around the region, the 16 new projects cover (more…)
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EAC Youth Cycling in Support of Regional Integration: Tour d’EAC 2019

The 3rd Tour d’EAC was flagged off on 1st August, 2019 at the Independence Monument in Kampala by Uganda’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for EAC Affairs, Hon. Dr Ali Kirunda Kivejinja, and the Tanzanian High Commissioner to Uganda, H.E. Aziz Ponary Mlima. The Tour d’EAC 2019 covers 4,300 km around East Africa over a…
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East African Music Hits the World: IIDEA Project Hakuna Kulala Won’t Let Us Sleep

Hakuna Kulala is an Incubator and a digital label for Young Producers in East Africa. Through collaborations they are building bridges within the region, creating opportunities to collaborate, to travel, perform and develop a strong regional identity through music. The incubator is the baby of our IIDEA partner Boutiq Foundation, an Ugandan community-based arts and…
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Are we Powering Profitable Trade? Inclusive and Sustainable Participation and Empowerment of Women in Trade

IIDEA Partner DMT tested solutions to overcome unprofitable trade targeting women trader cooperatives as well as the women traders’ transactions through the Women Cross Border Traders’ Cooperatives Accelerator Project. Now we can take a closer look at the lessons learnt and best practices. Great strides have been made in facilitating trade in the East African…
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IIDEA Call for Projects is open: APPLY NOW!

IIDEA is an initiative which incubates small-scale regional integration projects, proposed and implemented by civil society, private sector and other interest groups in East Africa. It is cross-border in nature with projects involving at least two EAC Partner States. IIDEA provides technical and financial support for implementation and marketing of eligible projects. The initiative is…
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